- Also called leno weave, gauze weave. a weave structure in which paired warp yarns are intertwined in a series of figure eights and filling yarn is passed through each of the interstices so formed, producing a firm, open mesh.
- any fabric in this weave.
- made in leno weave.
Origin of leno
1850–55; perhaps Anglicized variant of French linon lawn, derivative of lin linen (< Latin līnum flax)
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Leno immediately sought to have the Senate reconsider the measure, and it could come to a revote this week.
On Tuesday, Apple informed Leno that it was dropping its opposition to the bill.
And once again, you were either a Letterman person or a Leno person.
Which left Leno and, surprisingly, Letterman, as the odd men out.
In 1992, your late-night options were Letterman and Leno, period.
When gauze is combined with plain weaving it is styled “leno.”Textiles
William H. Dooley
Leno answers very well, but is somewhat easily torn, and will have to be frequently renewed.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
The mouth of the bottle should be covered with gauze or leno, and a bit of moistened sugar put on the top outside.The Butterflies of the British Isles
A thin cotton fabric, woven in the same way, is known as leno, to distinguish it from muslin made by plain weaving.
He looked up from the piece of leno he was smoothing out, and saw he was alone in the shop.Mary Marston
- (in textiles) a weave in which the warp yarns are twisted together in pairs between the weft or filling yarns
- a fabric of this weave
C19: probably from French linon lawn, from lin flax, from Latin līnum. See linen
- Dan, original name George Galvin. 1860–1904, British music-hall entertainer, noted esp for his pantomime performances: he died insane